using DFS with CIFS shares on SAN (Netapp in my case)
Posted on 2014-04-02
We are about to move from Windows File servers to using Netapp Filers for CIFS shares, I want to continue to use DFS for the flexibility it offers however i have not used it in a Non windows file server scenario before.
I understand from researching that the DFS root must be on a Windows file server however the actual data shares can target CIFS shares on the netapps.
My questions are,
We have 2 filers, one at Prod site and 2nd at DR site, the data will be replicated to the DR site, One of the benefits of using all Windows file servers is the DFS handles the replication etc, however as i cant use this what is the best way for me to point DFS at DR netapp in a disaster.
2. Can you use Access based Enumeration
I would be interested to hear from anyone who is using DFS in conjunction with external storage